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Greece, FYROM slam Russia’s criticism of Prespes Macedonia deal

With the ratification of the Prespes Agreement considered as imminent and certain, Russia has clearly raised objections against the name change of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia into “North Macedonia.” A day before his visit to Belgrade, Serbia, on Thursday, President Vladimir Putin blamed the USA and some Western …

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Kremlin confirms Greek PM Tsipras to visit Russia in December

The Kremlin confirmed media reports about the upcoming visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Moscow.  The visit takes place after bilateral relations soured and both countries expelled diplomats, when Greece accused Russian diplomats of  meddling into the country’s domestic affairs and acting against the national security. The Russian …

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US, UK and France launch strikes in Syria before Chemical Weapons investigation

Bombing has begun. US, UK, France launched missile strikes on Syria short before 4:00 o’ clock  Saturday. The strikes lasted for about one hour, more than 100 missiles were fired. The Strikes were reportedly launched while US President Donal Trump was still addressing the nation. Strikes rocked Damascus with explosions …

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Turkey to get S-400 in 2019, operate Akkuyu Nuclear Plant in 2023

Russia, Turkey have agreed to speed up delivery of Russian S-400 air defense systems, Vladimir Putin said during his visit in Ankara on Tuesday. Thew S-400 deal has met the opposition of  Turkey’s NATO allies, and upset Washington. The two presidents also laid the foundations for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power …

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Turkey and Russia to launch first Nuclear Power Plant in Akkuyu

Russia and Turkey plan to launch the first reactor at Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear power plant in 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday. Speaking alongside Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Putin said the Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom would begin work at the Akkuyu site in the near future. Putin …

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Putin came, prayed and left: Geopolitics, investment & religion

Russian President Vladimir Putin came to Athens,  signed agreements, prayed in Mount Athos and left. On bilateral level, he signed a series of multiple agreements with the Greek side, a declaration of good will and cooperation in tourism, culture, and the usual staff. For sure, renewal of Greek-Russian relations is …

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Putin in Athens: Draconian security measures for Russian President

At least 2,500 members of Greek police, security and anti-terror units, have already been deployed all along the way from Athens airport to the city center, where the Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit President Prokopis Pavlopoulos first and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras half an hour later. The Greeks will …

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Energy high on the agenda, when Russian President Putin visits Greece on May 28/2016

A visit with heavy political weight. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected in Athens on May 28th 2016. Expectations in bothe countries are high, with Russia to eye a partner in promoting its new geopolitical strategy and Greece to try to use the “Russian card” as a pressure tool in …

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Greece and Russia sign Memorandum on Turkish Stream pipeline

All good on the Eastern Front. Greece and Russia signed a memorandum of cooperation on the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is going to meet President Vladimir Putin in the afternoon. The Greek delegation officially attends the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum. Friday morning, Russia and Greece …

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Putin did some mental beads counting while meeting with Tsipras?

What a picture! Hanging shoulders, legs apart, relaxed and kind of bored? Like in a company of men hanging around at the traditional coffee shop in a Greek or Caucasian village. Only thing missing here is a string with beads making the usual clack! clack! clack! sound, sweeping the worries …

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